Issue 46

Issue 46

Another generation of CPUs means another generation of ASUS ROG Maximus motherboards! Additionally, join us at the GALAX OC Lab. More »

 

GIGABYTE AERO 15 CLASSIC-XA Review

WEB: www.gigabyte.com MSRP: US$ 2,499.00 | ZAR 43,069 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

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Introduction

The GIGABYTE AERO 15 CLASSIC-XA is the latest in the AERO range of laptops. Traditionally, this range has offered great value for midrange gaming laptops for quite some time now. Previous generations have come in various configurations including the latest Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The range has now been updated with the latest addition, the AERO 15 CLASSIC, which is available in four configurations. All four configurations make for a serious contender in the gaming laptop market.

Corsair Introduces Hydro X Series

VENDOR: CORSAIR WEB: www.corsair.com

COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, May 28th, 2019 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the highly-anticipated CORSAIR Hydro X Series, a complete line of custom cooling parts offering PC enthusiasts a new standard of hardware to build the world’s most powerful and stunning systems.

GIGABYTE Introduces the All-New AERO Series Designed for Content Creators

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VENDOR: Gigabyte WEB: www.aorus.com

gigabyte aero 15 oled

Since 2017, GIGABYTE’s AERO 15 laptop continues to receive praise from the media and customers alike, with two consecutive years of recognition from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, by personally showcasing the laptop at the world’s largest electronic show (CES) and further calling the AERO “the new generation thin and light performance laptop”. GIGABYTE strives for further leadership in the “creator” segment at Computex 2019 with a fresh redesign of the 15″ AERO 15 OLED, AERO 15and the introduction of a brand new 17” version of the device, the AERO 17. The all new AERO 15 laptops remain a processing powerhouse with its all new Intel Core i9, 8 core processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX20 series GPUs (63% less image output time when compared to other multimedia laptop*) massively increasing the creator’s work efficiency,all neatly packed inside a light (2kg) and thin (2cm) chassis. Portability is not compromised, even with such powerful performance, you can expect 8.5 hours of battery usage. The AERO also leads the industry with Xrite Pantone colour correction certificated Samsung AMOLED display panel, plus class leading suite of connectivity ports, providing creators an ultimate portable work station.

AMD Commemorates 50th Anniversary with Launch of ‘Gold Edition’ Products

VENDOR: AMD WEB: www.amd.com

50th anniversary bundle

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 29, 2019 – Kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration, AMD today unveiled ‘Gold Edition’ versions of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processors and AMD Radeon VII graphics cards. To celebrate the company’s rich history of innovation in gaming and high-performance computing, AMD is providing customers with a unique opportunity to obtain commemorative versions of its top-tier gaming products, free games, and other one-of-a-kind keepsake items.

CORSAIR Launches Two New High-Performance Gaming Mice – IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS and GLAIVE RGB PRO

VENDOR: Corsair WEB: IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse | GLAIVE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse — Black | MM250 Champion Series Mouse Pad –X-Large | MM250 Champion Series Mouse Pad –X-Large

FREMONT, CA, April 25th, 2019 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the addition of two new high-performance mice to its rapidly expanding gaming peripheral lineup. IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS, a wireless version of the acclaimed IRONCLAW RGB launched in early 2019, uses hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY alongside an 18,000 DPI optical sensor to provide gamers with cutting-edge wireless performance and superb accuracy and tracking. GLAIVE RGB PRO sees the popular GLAIVE RGB, featuring three interchangeable side grips, updated with a new 18,000 DPI sensor and additional RGB lighting. Whether gamers choose the wireless freedom and palm grip-friendly shape of IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS or the customizable grip of GLAIVE RGB PRO, they’ll find a CORSAIR mouse that elevates their gameplay and in-game performance.

Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M Review

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WEB: Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M MSRP: US$ 209.99 | ZAR 3,259 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

 

A computer case can make or break your build. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration, and the aesthetic is only one of them. Will your graphics card fit? What about your cooler – will it fit? Does the case support enough fans? These are just some of the questions you have to ask yourself when choosing a case. The Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M is a large case that should support enough hardware for most people.

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1650 Series Graphics Card

gigabyte geforce gtx 1650

VENDOR: GIGABYTE WEB: www.gigabyte.com

gigabyte geforce gtx 1650

Taipei, Taiwan, April 23th, 2019 – GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the latest GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards powered by NVIDIA Turing architecture. GIGABYTE launched 4 graphics cards – GeForce GTX 1650 GAMING OC 4G, GeForce GTX 1650 WINDFORCE OC 4G G, GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G, GeForce GTX 1650 MINI ITX OC 4G. Turing architecture graphics cards have the ability to execute both integer and floating-point operations simultaneously making them much faster than the previous Pascal architecture. These graphics cards all use overclocked GPUs certified by GIGABYTE, and with WINDFORCE cooling technology, all players can enjoy the perfect experience from a variety of games.

GIGABYTE Releases a Thin and Light Gaming Laptop – AERO 15 Classic

VENDOR: Gigabyte WEB: www.aorus.com

GIGABYTE’s flagship product, the AERO 15, continues to innovate since its first launch back in 2017. Through technological advances such as the near bezel-less display and X-Rite Pantone calibration, the AERO was praised by the media, winning the number 1 place in the “best light and thin laptop” category (Notebookcheck, 2018).

ADATA Launches XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 Memory Module

adata xpg spectrix d60g rgb ram

VENDOR: ADATA WEB: www.xpg.com

adata xpg spectrix d60g rgb ram

Taipei, Taiwan – April 18, 2019 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 memory module. The XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 memory features a unique dual RGB light diffuser design that gives it the largest RGB surface area of any memory module! What’s more, it sports a wide frequency range from 3200-4133MHz and supports Intel XMP 2.0 profiles for easy overclocking.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Helios

VENDOR: ASUS WEB: www.asus.com

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 12, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix Helios, the first gaming PC case from ROG. Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower chassis with superior aesthetics, a comprehensive cable-management system and offers ample room for water-cooling setups. Designed from the ground up to accommodate ROG components, Strix Helios is sure to make the short list for any ROG enthusiast. The new gaming case can be pre-ordered immediately in selected regions, and will be available worldwide shortly.